Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the National Space Council's first meeting, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. The National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence heard testimony from representatives from civil space, commercial space, and national security space industry representatives. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
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Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson speaking June 16, 2017, at he Strategic National Security Space FY18 Budget Forum. Credit: SpaceNews/Mike Moser
Bradford Tousley, director of the tactical technology office at DARPA, discusses satellite servicing at a Washington Space Business Roundtable lunch May 9, 2017. Credit: SpaceNews
U.S. Air Force Col. Sidney Conner, deputy director,  space programs assistant secretary (acquisition) speaking May 9 at the Washington Space Business Roundtable. Credit: SpaceNews
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils his plans to colonize Mars during the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Credit: IAC webcast
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Winston Beauchamp, the deputy under secretary of the Air Force for space, talks with SpaceNews about the issues the Defense Department is studying this summer as part of the Space Portfolio Review, what the Pentagon has learned from a new joint space operations center with the intelligence community and the role of hosted payloads. Credit: SpaceNews video still
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Lt. Gen. Jay Raymond, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for operations, talks with Mike Gruss of SpaceNews. | Credit: Michael Moser.
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly speaks after coming home to Houston March 3, 2016. Behind Kelly, from left to right:  Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden; Kelly's identical twin brother, Mark; White House Science Adviser John Holdren; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; and former astronaut Ellen Ochoa, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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Frank Kendall, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, addressing the Washington Space Business Roundtable Feb. 23, 2016. Credit: SpaceNews/Mike Moser
Scott Kelly has been on the ISS nearly a year. Credit: NASA

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